Masai - Serengeti image from flickr.com/photos/ironchef64/7611050398/

Masai female 145 to 170 mg/dl healthy low cholesterol

Tokelau Warriors image from flickr.com/photos/350org/8519307719/

Tokelau male 180 to 220 mg/dl high healthy cholesterol

Pensive image from flickr.com/photos/khowaga/4335392557/

Cholesterol ranges low to high:

Masai male 130-135 mg/dl, female 145 to 170 mg/dl higher with age. LDL/HDL ratio about 2.

Tropical populations male 180 to 220 mg/dl, female 200 to 245 mg/dl higher with age. LDL/HDL ratios between 2 and 4.

Traditional people on traditional diets free from heart disease.

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